Clean Up Aberdeen is part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's national mass-engagement campaign Clean Up Scotland.
Litter picking clean ups are a great way of bringing people together. Young and old alike can roll up their sleeves together to show that they care about their neighbourhood. Everyone can take part from individuals to schools, community groups and businesses.
Clean Ups are great fun and make a noticeable difference to areas.
Environmental Services can lend you litter picking tongs, high viz vests, gloves and black bags and will uplift the collected rubbish. All you have to do is pick and bag the litter.
For more details, or to get help organising an event call 01224 219281, or email email@example.com
You can also register a Clean Up of your local community with friends and family, work colleagues or your community group at:
Garthdee Field Allotments Association is a community of allotment holders. You will find us at the junction of Garthdee Road and Pitfodells Station Road. We have over 100 plots on the site, in 3 sizes – full, half and micro. Plotters are members of our association and together we seek to:
-To encourage the use of green and sustainable gardening methods;
-To share good practice and gardening expertise;
-To spread the benefits of plot working and green gardening into the wider community.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our activities on our individual plots, on the Primary School Plot we host, on our raised beds, in the Community Orchard and across the site generally.
A great opportunity to volunteer supporting the allotments and outdoors. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact:
E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01224 966952
More details are also available on our website at: www.garthdeeallotments.org
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help provide an opportunity for all in our community to take part in an outdoor gardening group during the months of July and August.
You will engage with members of our community at our gardening group. Volunteers are asked to take on simple administrative takes such as taking a register and assisting the group leader with delivering activities or leading the activity session.
Being part of this initiative would mean you are giving people in our local community the chance to participate in outdoor groups and activities whilst encouraging a healthier lifestyle, learning new skills and improving social interaction with others.
The purpose of this role is to help with light maintenance of the grounds and facilities at our Dumfries and Stranraer Resource Centres. Duties may include anything from maintaining flowerpots to cleaning up the leaves in the car park, as well as some light maintenance jobs within the buildings, such as hanging a picture or moving items around for staff. This role could be for as little as just an hour or two a month and is very flexible, to suit the volunteer’s availability.
The Shorewatch citizen science project is a network of volunteers trained and supported by WDC to carry out regular 10-minute surveys from Shorewatch sites across Scotland. We know that Scotland is home to a number of whale and dolphin species, yet there are still so many unanswered questions about where they breed, feed and travel. We believe it is important to keep eyes on the sea so we can better understand these amazing creatures to better protect them.
To become a Shorewatch volunteer, you will attend a full day training session where you will learn how to identify different species of cetacean, and how to carry out a 10-minute Shorewatch. You’ll then be fully supported by our Northern Isles Policy Officer in carrying out your first few watches from one of our selected sites – in Shetland these are Mousa Sound, Eshaness Lighthouse, Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Lerwick (the Knab), Belmont (Unst) and South Nesting Bay. All of the equipment you need to carry out the 10-minute survey will be accessible at each site.
Understanding the movements of whales, dolphins and porpoises will allow us to comprehend how our behaviours affect them. We can use the data we gather to influence policy makers and advise developers to ensure better protection for whales and dolphins. Shorewatch relies on our amazing community volunteers to collect this vital data.
Who can resist the chance to help restore a 'lost' 15th century walled garden here in Edinburgh? Or to get fit without paying gym costs? We are keen to recruit volunteers for a wide variety of gardening tasks. You don't have to have specific gardening skills – enthusiasm counts. A wide variety of activities are involved in the restoration project – digging, clearing, weeding, planting, general repair and maintenance of sheds, greeting, helping with planning, harvesting seasonal produce being some of them.
Your support and encouragement could help someone to: Engage with a gardening session to benefit their physical / mental health, relax and de-stress by spending some time in a ‘greenspace’, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, recover from the impact of Covid-19 (including feelings of isolation and anxiety), increase self-confidence, create links with the local community and develop informal local support networks.
Supporting the Head Gardener to maintain the Hospice gardens (in both No 15 and No 17 Boswall Road and the car park)
General gardening – weeding, pruning, clearing leaves, general tidying, lawn care, etc .
Specific projects as planned by the Head Gardener.
Undertake regular checks for Japanese Knotweed.
Ensure garden waste is managed via the Hospice’s waste management policy.
To help develop the Walled Garden at UHI Outer Hebrides into an outdoor, horticultural community space. To work as part of a team, or individually, to improve existing areas in the garden such as a wildlife zone, social area, sensory area and vegetable growing beds
More details available on request email@example.com
Volunteers needed to help the Bellfield Garden flourish.
Group meets weekly on a Friday 10am-12:30pm to develop the garden space. Any volunteers welcome. No gardening experience necessary. Typical tasks include weeding, planting, plotting etc.